JACKSON County’s volleyball team was dealt a pair of tough season-opening losses Tuesday, losing to Hart County (25-9, 25-17) and Jefferson (25-10, 25-14) in matches played in Hartwell.
The Panthers (0-2) struggled early on in its loss to area foe Hart County.
“We were definitely nervous and our butterflies got the best of us those games,” first-year coach Holly Carsten said. “We had a few great plays during these games though.”
Jaycee Caylor led Jackson County with three kills and three digs in that match, while Kelcie Zimmer came up with one block and two kills. Michelle McCoy had two digs.
“Hart County was a tough team and they played hard and gave us a lot of things to work on in our upcoming season,” Carsten said.
The struggles of the opening match perhaps contributed to Jackson County’s showing in the nightcap as the Panthers fell to former area foe Jefferson.
“The girls let the disappointment of their first match get to them and did not play up to their potential,” Carsten said. “We will definitely be taking a lot of lessons from our first games of the season and we will work hard to improve in every area we can.”